Life's a Bitcoin.
I’m not sure how cool this particular story is, but it did make me laugh a bit. I don’t know what that says about me; perhaps I’m just a nasty troll. But I think it can be interpreted in a rather uplifting manner: no matter how bad your day’s going, you haven’t locked yourself out of a bank account with millions of dollars in it. That’s the very sticky situation currently faced by Stefan Thomas, a San Francisco-based programmer who was given around 7000 Bitcoins a decade ago by an early investor. (And, to the uninitiated, that now works out as about $220million). Which sounds great – but unfortunately, he’s lost his password. You’re probably now thinking, ‘oh how many passwords can he have? I’m sure he’ll get it eventually’. But nay, my fine, feathered friend – the plot thickens: Stefan selected security settings that would destroy everything in the wallet after 10 incorrect password guesses. At the time of writing, he’s 8 guesses deep so now has just 2 more between himself and a vanquished multi-million-dollar fortune. Gulp. But just imagine the scenes if he gets it on the final attempt.Read Original Story